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Happy Trails Kennel

Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
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A must visit

I absolutely loved visiting this kennel. The people were friendly and the dogs were so awesome... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
4dark
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Mount Jewett, Pennsylvania, United States
A magical and mystical day in a wintery wonderland

I will never forget my dog sled ride February 21st of 2018. I fell in love with the dogs, my guide... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Jvk A
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Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion
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  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“martin buser” (37 reviews)
“several dogs” (2 reviews)
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Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved visiting this kennel. The people were friendly and the dogs were so awesome!!! They had puppies for us to play with too.

Thank 4dark
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I will never forget my dog sled ride February 21st of 2018. I fell in love with the dogs, my guide, John, who was more than willing to take some pictures.

Thank Jvk A
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

My son and I did the mushing school today. Everything about the day was special. We started the day by watching Martin Buser get his sled ready and head out for a 50 mile ride with 19 dogs that he will be taking to Iditarod....More

Thank MARK V
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, a truly wonderful and fun experience. Dogs were great. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank MattS3321
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. I did the half day mushing school and I wish I could have stayed all day. James was my guide and he was knowledgeable, personable, and so helpful! I got to pick out my dog sled team and was taught...More

Thank Stefanie G
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

What an incredible time. We could all only wish to love our job as much as these dogs. The ones that were selected (5 out of over 60+) yelped with excitement as those not selected cried. The trip was beautiful and our guide genuinely loved...More

Thank Bacchus49
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Where else can you mingle with a superstar in a sport ( 4 Time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser) but here. The presentation is good. You get to pet the dogs and watch them in action. Also, we were able to hold 12 day old puppies....More

1  Thank James C
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I, like most people, had an impression of the Iditarod sled race. The vague idea was that a number of dogs were attached to s sled and driven through merciless terrain in unspeakable conditions. How wrong I was! Some of those conditions were indeed grueling;...More

1  Thank Ian T
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I thought this was just going to be a time filler stop. Was I wrong, this was a great experience for all. 4 time Iditarod winner, great all around guy and extremely hard worker Martin Buser is a true Alaskan hero. We started with a...More

Thank lilirishstar
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

i'm not a big dog person, but i find the iditarod an unbelievable feat. learning how the people who attempt this train and complete this race was just fascinating. Martin Buser & his son were so informative. their accomplishments are just amazing.

Thank barbrvc
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